The SIAC, in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industry, will be jointly organising a seminar titled “Arbitration India: Technology, Media & Telecommunications” on Friday, 26 April 2013 in New Delhi, India.
The seminar will examine the challenges for the industry and arbitration as a mode of dispute resolution for Indian parties in the TMT sphere. The detailed programme can be found here.
Olswang partners Andrew Stott and Jonathan Choo will be chairing the two panel sessions. The morning session, chaired by Andrew, looks at “Current Legal Issues in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Sectors in India“. Practitioners and in-house counsels will be discussing the following issues:
- Current global TMT trends and how they impact the sectors in India;
- M&A and Investment climate and joint venture issues;
- Regulatory changes and challenges;
- Licensing issues; and
- Intellectual property and data protection challenges.
The afternoon session “Exploring How Arbitration Works Effectively and Efficiently for Disputes in the TMT Sectors” will be chaired by Jonathan. Readers might be interested in some of our previous posts dealing with this issue. These include:
- Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots Series (see in particular, Part 4 on ADR and Dispute Resolution Clauses and Part 5 on Multi-Tier and Unilateral Arbitration Clauses);
- The India BALCO case (Bharat Aluminium Co v Kaiser Aluminium Technical Services Inc, Civil Appeal No. 7019 of 2005): its significance and a fuller analysis of the decision;
- The issue of “patent illegality” under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (see here); and more generally,
- Indian arbitration users and the Singapore appeal;
- India under the Bilateral Investment Treaty spotlight; and
- Our Guidance Notes on How to Draft an Effective Arbitration Clause and Arbitration Agreement and Costs In Arbitration Proceedings.
We work forward to meeting with our readers in New Delhi and welcome a robust exchange of ideas.